So, Norah Jones has a special place in my heart. She is the perfect amount of class mixed with dark, edginess that can't be beat. I just love her last album and if you never heard it you should educate yourself.
With a little help from Jimmy Fallon (link to their performance), who has the most interesting musical guests ever, I recently learned that Norah is a member of a new project called Puss N Boots. They have a new album out and it is quite good. And quite country. But Norah's smooth, signature sound is not lost. Her piano is though. She has learned how to strum a guitar.
Sidenote: Has anyone else noticed that Southern culture is the hott new "thing?"
Norah has started playing with a couple of musician friends, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper in 2008 that later birthed this record. Sasha and Catherine are both musicians worthy of praise too. I loved watching this video and hearing about these amazingly creative women trying something new - a little out of their comfort zone - to create something the rest of us can enjoy. It is a good reminder that people you see on stage and in the spotlight are just like the rest of us. We are all human. We should all be exploring our creative interests. You never know where it might take you.